A loan of $300 helped to buy food materials for her tea shop.

Tara's story

Tara is 35 years old. She is married and has two children, aged 16 and 10. Many years ago, she established her tea shop business. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid five loans from Patan BPW, and used her most recent loan to buy food materials for her business. In the future, Tara plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.

Whether on the streets of Kathmandu or in the villages outside of the capital, tea shops are places of business and meeting in Nepal. Called a chiya pasal, these tea shops make a sweet, milky tea that can be purchased for a few cents a cup. With a Kiva loan, BPW's borrowers are able to keep their store shelves stocked while increasing their profit margins by buying in greater volume.

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